This has been a funny few days. Becky travelled back to the UK a few days ago, and slowly my teaching commitments are ending, and project ending meetings are taking places. Meetings planning work for 2016 are happening, and people are starting to say goodbye.
With ever visit, we get more infatuated with this country, and more humbled by the amazing work and commitment by the increasingly large team of Nile Swimmers here in Sudan.
I’m certainly sad to be going, but I’m very happy to be leaving a larger stronger team, two significant strategic partnerships, and a huge amount of positive energy behind me. The stack of over 100 certificates to sign, stamp, emboss and distribute is a testament to that.
In three weeks, we (Dan & Becky) have trained and certified:
- 12 male lifeguards (the first qualified in the country)
- 9 female lifeguards (the first ever in Sudan)
- 16 female assistant lifeguards
- 23 Aquatic Survival instructors with the Sea Scouts and other volunteers
- 37 Aquatic Survival instructors with the Ministry of Education
- 8 Aquatic Survival Master instructors
- 13 Pool Safety Awareness for Teaching Assistants (thanks to KICS)
- 1 Managing Swimming Pool Safety workshop
In addition to that, we have strategic agreements with TWO Government departments – working towards detailed technical agreements, and secured the financial support of one Embassy.
We could not ask for a stronger team with such a diverse range of skills and strong motivation. We’re very proud to present our wonderful faculty of Aquatic Survival master instructors. We could not have done it without them.
Let’s keep up the momentum.